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In this movie, I'll show you how to format paragraphs of type inside of Photoshop. Including how to format multiple text layers at the same time. So once again I'm going to zoom out by pressing Ctrl+0, Cmd+0 on the Mac, and then zoom in so that I can see both of these blocks of area type. And if you want to format multiple text layers at a time, all you have to do is click on one of the text layers and then Shift click on the other one. If you want to select range of layers for example or if you wanted to select multiple non-adjacent layers, then you would press the Ctrl key or the Cmd key on the Mac and click on some portion of the layer.
Not the thumbnail, because that will generate a selection, but rather over here on the right hand side of the layer. So that's a Ctrl-click, or a Cmd-click on a Mac, and then if you want to turn a layer off. You Ctrl click or Cmd click on it again. Anyway, I just want to see these two top text layers selected. And now, let's make some modifications here. First thing I want to do is make the text black. And I'm going to do that by clicking on a little color swatch up here in the Options bar. And then I'll drag the little circle down to the lower left corner of the color field and click OK and you have to do that by the way.
You can't use that Opt+Del or Alt+Backspace trick on multiple layers. Next I'll press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac in order to highlight the Font option. And I'm going to type in Myriad in order to get Myriad Pro, and MYR should actually be enough. The regular size is just fine, and then I'm going to tab over to the size value and change it to 19, like so. And notice that all of those modifications are applied to both of the selected layers. Next I'll bring in my Character panel, by clicking on this little panel icon out there in the Options bar.
And notice this value right there. It looks like leading if you've never seen the word before. But it's leading, and it's the amount of space between each baseline, so, the baseline is the imaginary line upon which each character rest and the distance between one baseline and its neighbour is the letter. By default it's set to auto, which is 120% of the type size value. I'm going to go ahead and override that value, by clicking on that little icon, the one with the A on top of the A, and changing that value to 21, like so.
And then finally, I'll click on the new miracle diet layer by itself, and I'll go ahead and right align the text by clicking on this icon up here in the options bar. All right, that takes care of the big modifications, however, I want to organize this text a little differently. If we take a look at the final version of Pout magazine, I'll zoom in here, you can see that new miracle diet is serving as kind of headline and then learn to eat without swallowing is a subhead. So we need to format the first three words differently by setting them inside of an independent paragraph.
So I'll switch back to our document at hand and I'll click right there in front of the word Learn and I'll press the backspace key, that's a delete key on a Mac And then press the enter or return key in order to knock that text onto a new line. Now I want to select the top paragraph. You may recall to select an entire word, you double-click on it. To select an entire line of type you triple-click on it, and to select an entire paragraph of type you click. Four times, one two three four, and I find that it helps to count it out, and by the way not click too quickly, because otherwise if you click one, two, three, four, five times, you end up selecting all the text inside the frame.
So, again, one, two, three four, to get that entire paragraph. And now I'm going to apply some further modifications. And now because I have text selected I can't just press the Enter key in order to select a fine option up here in the options bar. So I've gotta click and I'm actually going to change the type style by clicking on a down point arrowhead. And I'll select bold condensed this time around. And you may or may not see all these styles, by the way. But you should see bold condensed. And the I'll press Ctrl +Shift+Opt+ period, a couple of times here.
That would be Cmd +Shift+Option + period on the mac. In order to increase the type size value to 39 points. And I'm going to adjust the letting from the keyboard by pressing alt+down arrow. Or Option +down arrow on the Mac in order to increase the space between the lines of time. If you want to decrease the space you press Alt+ Up arrow, or Option +Up arrow on the Mac. And if you want to apply bigger changes, when you press Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow that's Cmd+Opt+Down Arrow on the Mac or Ctrl+ Alt+ Up Arrow, that's Cmd+Opt+Up Arrow on the Mac.
Alright I'm going to press Ctrl+Alt+Down Arrow and then I'm going to bring up my character panel by pressing Ctrl+T or Cmd+T on the Mac and I can see that my letting value is now 37 points that's too much so I'll go ahead and select it and I'll knock that value down to 32 points. And press the enter key on the numerical keypad a couple of times to accept that change. Now I want to apply that exact modification to make him love you, so I'll click in front of the i in it I'll press backspace and then enter. That would be delete and then return on the mac in order to create a new paragraph.
Then I'll quadruple click on make him love you to go ahead and select that. Now, Photoshop does include paragraph styles. And we'll discuss them in an upcoming cheaper. But for now, i'm just going to go ahead and apply those same modifications manually, because frankly, this one time treatment isn't worth creating a style. So I'll click on the word regular here inside the character panel. And I'll just type in bold and that gives me bold condensed automatically. Then I'll tab to the type size value, change it to 39. I'll take that leading value to 32 points. And you know what? I'm going to press tab a few times here to advance to this guy which is the horizontally scaled value.
Because I want to increase the width of my characters just a little bit. They're too narrow at this point. And so you can stretch the characters if you want. And I'm going to do so by pressing Shift+Up Arrow. As you can see that makes the text a little wider. If it ends up knocking the text on too many lines, as in my case, then you can hover that right handle until you see the double arrow cursor, and just go ahead and drag that frame out until the text wraps on three lines. And you know what? I need to do the same thing for the other headline. So I'll press the enter key on the numerical keypad in order to accept that modification.
Scroll up a little bit. Quadruple click inside that first paragraph. Select that horizontally scale value and go ahead and press Shift +Up arrow to take the value up to 110% and press the keypad enter key a couple of times in order to accept that change. And we end up with these nicely formatted paragraphs. Now, those of you with a discerning eye will notice that we've got a little bit of a problem here with the U overrunning her underarm. And on further reflection, I decided I really wanted to wrap the text like so along the contours of that arm and I'll show you how to do exactly that in the next movie.
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